Prospective students

The University of St Andrews has been a centre for Classical studies since its foundation in 1413, and the School of Classics continues to build on its reputation for both teaching and research.  

Courses in the School of Classics challenge assumptions and encourage critical reflection. They test out different methodologies and introduce different models of thought. They help students to hone a range of investigative, analytical and argumentative skills which will equip them to meet all sorts of challenges later in life.

Classics at St Andrews

Study classics and journey from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, all around the Mediterranean world and beyond. In your studies, you will read a wide range of literatures and study ancient political, social and cultural life. By looking to the past, you will be brought into dialogue with concepts and issues which are fundamental still today.